Friday, July 19, 2013

Crochet Sushi Magnets

I have been wanting to make crochet sushi for quite some time, but I couldn't think of a good purpose for it.  A sushi plush could make a cute pillow as seen here and here, but those projects would take a long time.  Finally, inspiration hit, and I decided on making sushi magnets.

I got a free basic pattern from Vach, but I modified it for my needs.  I would like to make other types of sushi at some point; however, I wanted to stick with the basics for my first sushi crochet project.

I changed colors and counts to make the types of sushi I wanted.  Some pieces are smaller and max out at 18 SC, while the bigger pieces max at 24 SC.  Another modification from the free design was to reduce the number of rows.  The larger number might make more sense for a piece of sushi that is play food, but not for something sticking off of a refrigerator. My larger pieces have 1 more row than the smaller pieces, so that they are balanced in size and shape.

After crocheting my sushi pieces, I stuffed and sewed them together.  Finally, I added a magnet to the bottom of each piece.

Here are some of the magnets displayed on the front of my refrigerator:

I had fun making these magnets, and I made several sets of them.  So many in fact that I gave some away and bundled some of them up

and added them to my brand new Etsy shop SpareTimeYarn.  I didn't really know how to price them, so if you are interested, the prices are as set OBO.

If you are a fan of homemade magnets, then you should check out some of my other posts on magnet making:

Update: this post was featured on Navy Wifey Peters' Submarine Sunday #43 

Update: this post was featured on OhMy! Creative's Whimsy Wednesday roundup! 14 Colorful DIY  Craft Trends


  1. I love sushi and these are ADORABLE! I've done a little crocheting and this looks like something I might be able to pull off :D Think I'll start making them now in anticipation of Christmas!

    Found you at A Vision to Remember!

  2. So cute! This is the type of project that makes me really really want to take up crocheting.
    Thanks for sharing, found you on Flamingo Toe's link party.

  3. These are the cutest magnets I've ever seen - I can't believe they're homemade! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  4. These are so cute and creative! I love sushi-themed items!!! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts.

  5. Now those are so stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


  6. I don't eat sushi, but this is some cute sushi! So creative and cute!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  7. I love it! Sushi is so popular too. I had a request for Sushi earrings just this week. Thank you for sharing your talent at Bacon Time.

  8. I love these! They are adorable, I crochet, but only straight lines:)

  9. Super cute! Man, I've got to learn to crochet. LOL. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

  10. So cute! What a fun idea for a magnet. ~Major Moma

  11. Oh how cute!!!! Your little "sushi" is ADORABLE!!!! I just started learning how to crochet... you did a great job!!!

  12. Happy Friday! My Friday Flash Blog linky party is live @ The Jenny Evolution – a flash mob of blogs where you share your favorite posts of the week. Hope to see you there -- you may just get highlighted next week!


  13. I featured your cute sushi magnets at this week's Submarine Sunday!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ <a href=">Submarine Sunday Link Party</a>

  14. Stopping by today to let you know that your sushi was feature in my Whimsy Wednesday roundup! Thanks for linking up!


  15. These are super cute! I love the bright colors on them. Great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party.